Naropa has a rolling admissions process and is split into rounds. The Fellows will go through a series of an evaluation process. Applicants are required to submit the completed application form online or send it via Post, which will be followed by an interview process if the applicant is short-listed. Applicants will be evaluated for their sense of purpose and commitment towards working for the upliftment of Ladakh and other such remote Himalayan regions. They will also be assessed for their verbal, written and analytical skills, their attitude and aptitude to benefit from the unique learning experience at Naropa. Therefore, we strongly recommend submitting detailed and carefully thought-through essays under the section 'Additional Information'.


Application process on the website


* Register on the website
* Sign up and complete the application form
* Submit the application form  and required documents online
* Appear for an interview with the Naropa team

Application process via Post

Download and complete the application form
* Mail the application form to the address provided
* Appear for an interview with the Naropa team
* There is no application fee to apply to the programme

For any application related queries write to us at

The Fellowship will be open to students and working professionals from all fields, with a preference for those from Ladakh and the Himalayan regions across India, Nepal, and Bhutan. Students/working professionals from elsewhere who exhibit a strong interest in ecological issues, cultural preservation, entrepreneurship, travel and tourism are also eligible. The Founding Class of the Naropa Fellowship will have 50 Fellows.

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Naropa Fellows are:

A recognized undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline.
A strong academic record and extra-curricular engagement.
A demonstrable sense of purpose, and commitment towards working for the upliftment of Ladakh and the Himalayan region.